To learn about, teach about, enjoy and protect Iowa's prairie heritage.

Welcome to the Iowa Prairie Network

The Iowa Prairie Network is a grass-roots, volunteer, organization that is dedicated to the preservation of Iowa's prairie heritage. IPN was formed in 1990 by Iowans concerned that our prairie heritage was disappearing. People needed an organization that would bring those who know about prairie together with those who wanted to learn, to form a network of advocacy for Iowa's natural heritage.

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About Iowa Prairie Network

In 1990 concerned Iowans formed IPN out of a desire to protect Iowa's disappearing prairie. IPN brings those who know about prairies together with those who wanted to learn, to form a network of advocacy for Iowa's natural heritage.

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Learn About Prairies

There are many ways to learn about prairie and all that is related to it. IPN promotes Iowa Prairie Heritage Week each September to help introduce new people to prairie, and there are also many resources to help one learn more.

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Prairie News

Newsletters are used to keep members informed of news about prairies. The archived issues are filled with timeless prairie-related articles. A Facebook page and group, and emails from IPN are used to keep members up to date.

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Visit Prairies

The seven IPN Regions host field trips and IPN has an annual meeting with prairie field trips. There are many other prairie-related events in Iowa, listed on the IPN calendar. There are prairies throughout the state just waiting for a visit.

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We're Social

In addition to having a Facebook page and a Facebook group, IPN members have a good time getting together at field trips, the annual meeting, and at various other programs sponsored by the IPN regions. Join other prairie enthusiasts!

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Join IPN

There are many benefits to becoming an IPN member. The twice-yearly newsletter received in printed form or by email (your choice), will assist you in planning your visits to prairies, inform you of past events, and keep you on top of prairie issues.

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Our Prairie Friends

Prairie Plains Resource Institute


Wachiska Audubon Nebraska Prairies


Missouri Prairie Foundation


Prairie Enthusiasts Wisconsin and Minnesota